MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS
WANT TO SHOP LOCAL FOR MOTHER’S DAY THIS YEAR?
I’ve put together a round up of fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas, all of which are from small local Cambridge-based busineses. If you’d like to shop local and support some fantastic small Cambridgeshire companies, then look no further!
A FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT OR MINI SHOOT
A family photo shoot or mini shoot would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Mums are so often the ones taking the photos rather than actually being in them! So why not treat her to a set of gorgeous new family portraits this Mother’s Day that she can treasure for a lifetime. My next mini shoot days are taking place during the Easter school holidays – perfect timing! Gift vouchers are available too. You can find out more and book a mini shoot here..
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
RHUBARB AND HARE
Based in a small village tucked away on the Cambridgeshire, Essex borders, Rhubarb & Hare is an online homeware store where every single item has been hand-picked by founder Ellen and is designed to turn your house into a home. Some of her more popular products this Mother’s Day include her famous fish gluggle jugs (that actually make a gorgeous gluggle noise when you pour from them), delicious smelling Collingswood of Somerset scented candles, and beautiful Aga toppers in bumble bee linen from Helen Round. Visit Rhubarb and Hare here.
ARTUMA, SILK SCARVES
Saffron Walden based business, Artuma, create beautiful statement silk scarves exquisitely finished with hand rolled hems, designed by local artist, Jane Chetcuti and inspired by the local countryside. After studying at Chelsea School of Art and a career in design and art direction, Jane Chetcuti (Artuma designer and artist) relocated to the Cambridgeshire countryside to raise her family. She also produces stunning giclee prints which would look amazing in any home. Visit Artuma here.
Use ‘MOTHERSDAY20‘ at checkout to receive 20% OFF all silk scarves (including sale scarves). All scarf orders placed before 14 March will receive a FREE GIFT BOX • FREE MOTHER’S DAY CARD (designed by Jane Chetcuti) & FREE POSTAGE.
Ketteley Kit is a cool collection of stylish essentials – accessories that change an outfit, make you happy and look great! Set up by Sophie Ketteley, this local business was born from her constant search for the right accessories for every occasion – the school run, a dinner party, or the hockey pitch sideline!
At 18 Sophie did work experience with Anya Hindmarch, and from that point, she was hooked on handbags and accessories! She runs Ketteley Kit from her home near Saffron Walden and has a glorious selection of things to suit every Mummy this Mother’s Day. Visit Ketteley Kit here.
NANNY LOUENNA, THE NANNY IN YOUR POCKET
The Nanny Louenna app was created in 2020, to guide parents through the incredible journey of parenthood. From what to buy for your newborn, to feeding, bathing, sleep routines, potty training, language development and so much more. A subscription to the Nanny Louenna app would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift for a new or first-time Mum!
Louenna Hood is a highly qualified nanny and maternity nurse. Growing up in Norfolk as the eldest of four siblings, she always knew she wanted to be a nanny. Since graduating from the prestigious Norland College over seventeen years ago, she has worked all over the world for several high profile and royal families. She now runs the Nanny Louenna app from her home near Newmarket. Gift vouchers are available here.
AMELIA CORNISH FLORAL DESIGN
Based near Balsham in East Cambridgeshire, Amelia creates beautiful natural floral designs from seasonal flowers and locally sourced foliage. Her designs are rustic, simple and always a joy to receive! This Mother’s Day, Amelia is offering bouquets and posies using seasonal flowers, buds, blossoms and locally sourced foliage. For more information and to order in time for Mother’s Day, contact her through Instagram here.
GOODNESS NATURAL SKINCARE
Through her own challenges of living with poor skin for over 30 years, and then seeing the options presented to her teenage daughter when faced with similar problems, Sophie at Goodness developed her gorgeous natural skincare range. Perfect for any Mummy who deserves a bit of pampering this Mother’s Day!
Every jar contains 100% natural products. All her ingredients are clearly listed in plain English, not just latin names to confuse you. And you’ll never find any “Nasties” – artificial, synthetic or additive ladened ingredients in her products. With products designed to be gentle on the skin at any age, the Goodness skincare range would be perfect for any Mum.
If you spend over £30 on products this Mother’s Day, Sophie is also offering a free Health coaching consultation via Zoom. That way, if you prefer to hold on to the skincare goodies you buy, you can gift the complimentary session to your Mum. Find out more here.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS
Supporting small businesses and shopping local has never been more important, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. I hope you can find some inspiration from these hand-picked local companies for the special Mum in your life this Mother’s day.
Louisa French is a family and children’s photographer working around Cambridge, Newmarket and Saffron Walden. You can see more of her work and details about shoots and packages here.